Congratulations to Canopy's 2020 Awardees
These dedicated individuals and groups help grow and protect our local urban forests, investing in a greener future for us all. We are proud to recognize their achievements.

Chair Award
Michael Hawkins

Arnold Soforenko Award
Lauren Bonar Swezey 
Judy Schwarz with SummerWinds

Out-on-a-Limb Award
Aaron Rudolf 
Christine Baker 
Esther, Liselle, and Noelle Yoo
Silicon Valley Volunteers

Young Forester Award 
Jada Riley
Julisa Lopez
It's not too late to RSVP for Canopy's Annual Party!

Join us to honor and celebrate Canopy’s Awardees, and welcome Palo Alto's incoming Mayor, Adrian Fine , with a special ceremonial tree planting.

Thursday, January 30, 2020
5:15pm to 7:30pm
Mitchell Park Community Center
3700 Middlefield Rd, Palo Alto

The Mayor's tree planting ceremony begins at 5:15pm, followed by refreshments at 5:45pm. The Canopy Awards Ceremony will commence at 6:30pm.
Thank you for an incredible 2019!
Making a difference together

If you missed it, check out Canopy's 2019 Impact Report, and all that we accomplished together this past year. We’re proud of our community, and grateful to each of you—volunteers, donors, partners, and tree champions—for creating cities where people and nature thrive.
You did it! $10,000 match for new gifts

A special thank you to first-time donors and #GivingTuesday participants who helped Canopy meet a matching grant challenge for new gifts! With 52 gifts totaling $10,576, we reached our $10,000 match goal just in time for the end of the year. Thank you!

Thank you for all your contributions!

Your contributions—of every type and every size—mean so much to us. Thank you for your continued partnership, and here’s to a tree-tastic 2020!
Tree Walk in February
Crescent Park Tree Walk
Saturday, February 8, 2020
10:00am to 12:00pm
Meet at Lincoln Ave in Palo Alto, between University Ave and Hamilton Ave

Spend the morning ambling through Palo Alto’s Crescent Park neighborhood with Canopy and arborist, Herb Fong . We'll touch on the great height of the tulip tree, the prehistoric maidenhair tree, saucer magnolia, queen palm, dawn redwood, and Chinese tallow tree.
Friday Night at the Art Center
Join the Palo Alto Art Center for Friday Night at the Art Center
Friday, January 24, 2020
7:00pm to 9:00pm
1313 Newell Rd, Palo Alto

This free event celebrates the opening of our latest exhibition,  Rooted: Trees in Contemporary Art . Friday Night at the Art Center will feature opportunities to meet the artists, participate in tree-themed art activities, enjoy specialty cocktails and snacks, listen to live music, and much more.
California Arbor Week Celebrations
Arbor Week Celebrations
City of Mountain View Arbor Day Festival 
Saturday, March 14, 11am to 1pm
Pioneer Park, 1146 Church St, Mountain View

Join the City of Mountain View and Canopy to celebrate California Arbor Week. The event kicks off with a ceremonial tree planting, followed by children’s arts and crafts, tree climbing demonstration, Talk-to-an-Arborist station, and a family tree walk led by Canopy and arborist Jakob Trconic. Learn more about the event at the City’s website.

Arbor Day Festival with Palo Alto Art Center
Sunday, March 15, 1pm to 5pm
Palo Alto Art Center, 1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto

Join Canopy and the Palo Alto Art Center for a community celebration focused on trees, with free activities for the whole family! This event will feature hands-on art activities, performances, adult workshops, tree-climbing, and an Exploration and Ask-the-Arborist station. Mark your calendar! We hope to see you there!
Canopy is Hiring
Community Forestry Coordinator or Manager

We're looking for a driven and organized person to join our team as a Community Forestry Coordinator or Manager. This team member will be responsible for leading Canopy’s tree planting and tree care programs in Palo Alto and Mountain View. Visit Canopy's website to learn more and apply today!
December Tree Gifts & Grantors
Dave Cortesi 
in memory of Marian Cortesi

Edward and Anne Spaulding
in honor of Anne Draeger

Pin-Hua Ko
in memory of Michael Duffy

Susan R. Mendelsohn and Robert J. Flanagan
in memory of David W. Hettig

Bob and Sook McIntyre 
in honor of Jerry Hearn

Roxy and Michelle Rapp 
in honor of Charles (Bill) Wallau

Many Thanks to Sand Hill Foundation and The Yellow Chair Foundation for their generous support of Canopy's programs!
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Canopy's mission is to grow the urban forest in Midpeninsula communities for the benefit of all. Our vision is a day when every resident of the Midpeninsula can step outside to walk, play, and thrive under the shade of healthy trees.